The Top 5 Most Popular Baby Names in 1880 (US)

  Rank Male Name Number of Babies Female Name Number of Babies
1 Name: John 9,654 Mary 7,066
2 Name: William 9,535 Anna 2,604
3 Name: James 5,927 Emma 2,003
4 Name: Charles 5,348 Elizabeth 1,939
5 Name: George 5,126 Minnie 1,746
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  1. John & Mary were the most popular baby names for all of the 1880s
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Sources:  Social Security Online (

List Notes: All names are from the top 1000 Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States (Please see limitations of such data at:
Most Popular Baby Names in 1880 (US)

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